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When you upgrade to 5.0, if your zimbra admin password in the config file does not match the zimbra admin password in LDAP, the upgrade will fail. There is no way to test that the zimbra admin password is correct in LDAP. You can reset the zimbra admin password before you upgrade to make sure that the passwords match.
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When you upgrade to 5.0, if your zimbra admin password in the config file does not match the zimbra admin password in LDAP, the upgrade will fail. There is no way to test that the zimbra admin password is correct in LDAP prior to upgrading. You can reset the zimbra admin password before you upgrade to make sure that the passwords match.
  
 
1. As zimbra, type:  
 
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Revision as of 22:17, 2 January 2008

When you upgrade to 5.0, if your zimbra admin password in the config file does not match the zimbra admin password in LDAP, the upgrade will fail. There is no way to test that the zimbra admin password is correct in LDAP prior to upgrading. You can reset the zimbra admin password before you upgrade to make sure that the passwords match.

1. As zimbra, type:

  zmlocalconfig -s zimbra_admin_password ldap_master_url

This returns the values for what is believed to be the password for the zimbra admin user and the URL to talk to the master for making the change.

2. Run the following as the zimbra user:

  /opt/zimbra/openldap/bin/ldapmodify -x -H <ldap master URL value> -D
  "uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra" -W

3. When prompted with Enter LDAP password, add the value for zimbra_admin_password returned in Step 1. Press Enter.

4. Then type:

  dn: uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra
  changetype: modify
  replace: userPassword
  userPassword: <value of zimbra_admin_password> 

5. Press Enter twice for the changes to take place.



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